The Western Australian Department of Water is calling for comment on a new state-wide guideline aimed at clarifying water management regulations for the resources industry.


The draft copy covers all areas of the state and provides clear guidelines to miners about the regulatory processes around water management in the industry.


Department of Water Executive Director Regional Delivery and Regulation Paul Brown said the draft provides transparency and clarity to miners across Western Australia.


“This is a state-wide guideline which is applicable to miners and explorers not only in the Pilbara but those in the Mid West, the Goldfields and right across the state,” Mr Brown said.


“It builds on the principles and practices used to establish the Pilbara Guideline which has been instrumental to developing this state-wide advice.


“It also includes detail about water management issues in relation to mine closure and decommissioning.”


Mr Brown encouraged stakeholders and industry groups to comment on the draft.


The guideline can be accessed here.